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24 May 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 — The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the Population and Health Support Project to support the Government of Niger to improve delivery of reproductive health and nutrition services to women and children in some of Niger’s poorest regions. The project aims to benefit 15 million individuals, of which 60 percent will be women, who will have access to reproductive health services in order to reduce maternal mortality, infant mortality and the high fertility in this targeted regions.

23 May 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Situation of displaced people in Lake region in numbers

43,000 ESTIMATED NUMBER OF NIGERIAN REFUGEES AND CHADIAN IDPS AND RETURNEES (UNHCR APRIL 2015)   

6,000 ESTIMATED NEW REFUGEES FROM NIGER AND NIGERIA AND CHADIAN IDPS AND RETURNEES IN DABOUA AND LIWA DISTRICTS (UNICEF RAPID ASSESSMENT PRELIMINARY REPORT, MAY 18 )

22 May 2015 description

SG/SM/16779-AFR/3142

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. Ban Ki-moon, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:

Le Secrétaire général est profondément troublé par la poursuite des attaques indiscriminées et horribles de Boko Haram contre les populations civiles au Cameroun, au Niger, au Nigéria et au Tchad. Le Secrétaire général regrette que malgré les victoires militaires engrangées par les pays affectés, Boko Haram continue ses destructions et meurtres gratuits de civils.

22 May 2015 description

La méningite touche toutes les régions du pays à l’exception de Diffa. Au 18 mai, 11 districts sanitaires avaient atteint le seuil épidémique dans les régions de Niamey, Dosso, Tahoua et Tillabéry. Plus de 65 pour cent des cas sont enregistrés dans la région de Niamey. L’épidémie a toutefois atteint son pic la semaine du 04 mai pour ensuite amorcer une baisse d’environ 50% à la semaine du 11 mai.

22 May 2015 description

SG/SM/16779-AFR/3142

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is deeply troubled by the continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks by Boko Haram against civilian populations in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. He regrets that in spite of the military gains made by the affected countries, Boko Haram continues its wanton destruction and killing of civilians.

22 May 2015 description

LES TITRES

  • Le CICR intensifie ses actions dans la région du lac Tchad (L’OBS, 21/05/15)

  • Alarming Rise of Malnutrition and Food Insecurity in Western Chad (UNICEF, 12/05/15)

  • L’OIM aide les migrants tchadiens bloqués au Cameroun à rentrer chez eux (OIM, 05/05/15)

  • Le Tchad vise un taux d’accès à l’eau de 95% pour les 15 prochaines années (Alwihda Info, 21/05/15)

  • In Chad, making quality education a reality for a million children (UNICEF, 18/05/15)

22 May 2015 description

Bruxelles, 22 mai 2015

La Commission européenne fournit une aide alimentaire immédiate d'un montant de 34 millions d’euros en faveur des populations les plus vulnérables en Mauritanie, au Sénégal, en Gambie, au Mali, au Niger, au Tchad et au Burkina Faso. Ce financement, qui intervient au début de la période de soudure dans la région du Sahel, contribuera à pallier la pénurie jusqu’à la prochaine récolte.

22 May 2015 description

HIghlights

  • Return movements, within Nigeria and cross-border, are increasingly reported. IOM Nigeria registered 8,900 returnees from Niger during the reporting period.

  • Results from a joint UNHCR-IOM assessment have been published, indicating there are 81,693 IDPs in Cameroon’s Far North.

21 May 2015 description
report Guardian

Global weather system that plays havoc with weather across the world could exacerbate region’s dry spell and devastate Sahel as it did in 1972

A global weather phenomenon could cause a famine in the Sahel this year by combining with already dry conditions to create a “double whammy” for the region, scientists and aid groups have warned.

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21 May 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Anti-Smuggling Operation Bound by Human Rights Law

(Brussels, May 21, 2015) – European Union military action against human smuggling networks should not put the lives and rights of migrants and asylum seekers in jeopardy, Human Rights Watch said today. The Council of the European Union agreed on May 18, 2015, to create a naval operation, EUNAVFOR Med, to identify, capture, and destroy boats used by smugglers in the Mediterranean.

20 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF response

• UNICEF is supporting the installation of Sayam Forage refugee camp, hosting over 1,200 refugees, by providing squatting plates, water bladders, NFIs and recreational and ECD kits to UNHCR to ensure access to water and sanitation and support safe spaces for children as part of child protection.

20 May 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | mercredi 20/05/2015 - 18:33 GMT

Plus de 5 millions de moustiquaires seront distribuées gratuitement au Niger pour lutter contre le paludisme, qui fait des milliers de morts chaque année dans ce pays pauvre du Sahel, a-t-on appris mercredi de source humanitaire.

La distribution a débuté samedi à Kornaka, une bourgade située dans la région de Maradi, dans le centre-sud du Niger, selon la télévision d'Etat.

20 May 2015 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

357 CHILDREN RELEASED BY ARMED GROUPS

Armed groups on 15 May released 357 children, many younger than 12 years following a UNICEF-facilitated agreement with the leaders of anti-Balaka and ex-Seleka militants. UNICEF and partners have begun providing psychosocial support and working to reunite the children with their families and will be supporting their reintegration into the community. This is the single largest release of children associated with armed groups in the Central African Republic since violence erupted in 2012.

GUINEA

20 May 2015 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.